James (Lynn) Woodworth has been named the new commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics.

Woodworth is currently a quantitative research analyst at CREDO. He received his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas.

CREDO is perhaps best known for its analyses of charter school performance. You can read more about some of its studies here:

• “CREDO Reveals Successful Charters’ Secret Sauce

• “The Import of the CREDO Charter Study

• “Rethinking Charter School Evaluations When the Gold Standard is Off the Table

• “Online Charters Mostly Don’t Work

— Education Next

Last updated January 5, 2018